Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Roger Powell - Air Pocket
|This is a modestly interesting release of often goofy electronic music, as is all too common in this genre. The bright spot here is the earliest version of Roger Powell covering The Chantays' "Pipeline."|
Picks: Pipeline '76
Track by Track Review
"Pipeline '76" is a bit slower than "Pipeline '78" and has different breaks. It's a bit less bright, but equally interesting. This is a fine single. It's postmodern surf with Moog. Very different from the original Chantays recording, except for the melody. While this is electronic surf, it's much more credible than Bruce Johnston's b-side to "Disney Girls." and sports a rather original arrangement.